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If you're looking for the next big Hollywood fall blockbuster look no further than Assassin's Creed Unity. Oh wait, oops, it's not a Hollywood blockbuster but the trailer tries oh-so-hard to paint it as one.
Ubisoft released the new story vignette to give gamers an idea of what they're doing as protagonist Arno Dorian. The trailer sets it up so that we know that Arno's father was in the Assassin's guild (much like Ezio's father was in the Assassin's guild) and that Arno's father was killed fighting the good fight. Very much like Ezio, Arno is taken into the Assassin's order and trained up after getting older and apparently spending some time in prison.
The plot appears to take a bit of a turn because we later see some conversations take place about how the Assassins are in trouble and need saving, all while Arno apparently tries to help his love-interest get some stale revenge. This is all taking place while set to the backdrop of the French Revolution.
I have to be honest, before this trailer I wasn't really sure what the game was about. Ubisoft only hinted at Arno being on a quest for redemption. I have to be honest some more: I still don't completely follow the plot from this story trailer other than that it seems to retread over Assassin's Creed II territory. It seemed like Assassin's Creed III was a bit more interesting when it came to the plot and character development, but a lot of gamers hated the mission micromanagement and tutorial-style level progression.
As far as gameplay goes, Assassin's Creed Unity looks okay. I think it would have been better if they combined the story and characters from Assassin's Creed Rogue with the gameplay and graphics upgrades from Assassin's Creed Unity. This way gamers would have the upgraded and updated parkour, the new combat mechanics, the more advanced physics and interaction systems, as well as the new A.I., and stealth features, but with the seemingly compelling story offered up by Rogue. In fact, Gaming Blend has its own series of reasons as to why Rogue looks like the more fun game compared to Assassin's Creed Unity.
Now I haven't played either game, so I can't rightly say that the overall experience of Rogue will be better than Unity, but simply based on the gameplay footage and story trailers that I've seen of both games, Rogue just looks a heck of a lot more interesting.
Ubisoft will be cleaning up regardless. They have Unity for the new-gen consoles and a decent sized install base to pool sales from, where-as they have all the people who didn't bother upgrading with Rogue, where they can potentially shift a few million units to people who aren't all about getting the latest and greatest in loading times, graphical upgrades and better performance.
Assassin's Creed Unity is due for release on November 11th. You can learn more by paying a visit to the game's official website.